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September 13, 2017 Theresa Hurtado
FAMILY CRISIS CENTER AWARDED $20,000 TO PREVENT & ADDRESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN PORTERVILLE
Blue Shield of California Foundation recognizes Family Crisis Center as a critical leader in California’s domestic violence field
Porterville, CA (August, 23, 2017) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today a grant of $20,000 to Family Crisis Center to ensure its ongoing ability to care for, and advocate for, survivors of domestic violence and contribute to its prevention. These general operating funds are meant to provide Family Crisis Center with the flexibility to leverage new ideas as well as respond to new changes and challenges ahead.
“Today, the advocacy and services that Family Crisis Center provides are more important than ever. As we face an uncertain political and social environment that threatens the wellbeing vulnerable families, women, and individuals experiencing domestic violence – as well as the organizations that support them – we need leaders like Family Crisis Center to be there to continue helping those who struggle most,” said Lucia Corral Peña, senior program officer at Blue Shield of California Foundation. “We stand together with Family Crisis Center, alongside many other partners and leaders, in our ongoing and collective mission to prevent, address – and ultimately end – domestic violence in California.”
This type of unrestricted funding is part of the Foundation’s effort to empower domestic violence service providers across the state and enable them to adjust to unexpected difficulties and opportunities.
As California’s largest private funder of domestic violence service providers, the Foundation is proud to support Family Crisis Center through this grant.
About Blue Shield of California Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation aims to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Californians by working to end domestic violence and improve health equity for all people and all communities. To learn more, visit www.blueshieldcafoundation.org.